Created on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 16:24
Pop legend Jimmy reveals that rock bad boys Led Zep were fans...
Notorious heavy rock bad boys Led Zeppelin have hidden a deep dark secret - they were fans of goody two shoes pop family The Osmonds!
Jimmy Osmond lifted the lid on how the legendary rock hell raisers love Crazy Horses and hanging out with the clean cut Mormon clan. And the 50 year old youngest member of the Osmonds also told Sunday Life about:
- * His astonishing 47 years in the music business, making his debut with the legendary Frank Sinatra
- * The return of The Osmonds who sold more than 100 million records to their most faithful fan market - the UK and Ireland; and
- * Why he doesn't mind being your Long Haired Lover from Liverpool, 41 years after the song was a smash hit.
Jimmy, in Belfast this Autumn with his brothers Merrill and Jay for their American Jukebox Show, revealed how his brothers socialised with the original "monsters of rock"
But the non-smoking, non-drinking dad of four said that the debauched English rockers - infamous for hotel orgies, mind-boggling bedroom antics, trashing hotels and throwing TVs off buildings - were "like family guys to us".
Said Jimmy: "We met Led Zeppelin because we used their sound system. We followed their tour. They were so nice!"
"They brought us back to their hotel and it was cool. They were just like family guys to us. "It was mostly my brothers who talked to them. I was very young at the time. But I was still there and it was quite amazing."
"It is also really cool for us to know that people from top groups like Led Zeppelin and other have raised their hands and said 'isn't that a great riff' or 'they really did have amazing musical talent' about us."
From: The Belfast Telegraph
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